Bibliography of Writings on the History of Libraries, Librarianship, Information, and Book Culture Spring 2017

Bibliography of Writings on the History of Libraries, Librarianship, Information, and Book Culture

Spring 2017

By Ed Goedeken



A) United States 
B) Non-U.S. Western Hemisphere
C) Europe
D) Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Other
E) History of Books, Reading, Information and Book Culture
F) General Historography, Philosophy, and Library and Information Science Education




Barlow, Diane L. and Paul T. Jaeger, eds.  “Celebrating the James Partridge Award: Essays toward the Development of a More Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Field of Library and Information Science,” Advances in Librarianship v. 42 (2017).

Berring, Robert C.  “The Education of a Twentieth Century Law Librarian: Part III: The Cambridge Years,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 34 (April-June 2015): 105-118.

Berring, Robert C.  “The Home Stretch to the Next Deanship: Part V of the Education of a Law Librarian,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 35 (October-December 2016): 215-30.

Berring, Robert C. “Seattle, Berkeley, and the Fighting Librarians: Part IV of the Education of a Law Librarian,” 35 (January-March 2016): 1-17.

Breisch, Kenneth A.  The Los Angeles Central Library: Building an Architectural Icon, 1872-1933 (Los Angeles, CA: The Getty Research Institute, 2016) 209 pp. $45.00 ISBN 978-1-60606-490-0.

Buschman, John.  “The Library in the Life of the Public: Implications of a Neoliberal Age,” Library Quarterly 87 (January 2017): 55-70.

Carpenter, Kenneth E.  “Translating Benjamin Franklin’s Way to Wealth into German . . . and Then Back into English,” Harvard Library Bulletin 25 (Summer 2014): 55-71.

Christian, Shawn Anthony.  The Harlem Renaissance and the Idea of a New Negro Reader (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2016) 140 pp. $90.00 ISBN 978-1-62534-200-3.

Cortada, James W.  “A History of Information in the United States since 1870,” Information & Culture v. 52, no. 1 (2017): 64-84.

Dewey, Scott Hamilton.  “Growing Pains: The History of the UCLA Law Library, 1949-2000,” Law Library Journal 108 (Spring 2016): 217-36.

Escolano, Rodriguez, Elena.  “RDA and ISBD: History of a Relationship,” Italian Journal of Library & Information Science 7 (May 2016): 49-82.

Fulton, R. E. “Donald A. Wollheim’s Authoritative Universe: Editors, Readers, and the Construction of the Science Fiction Paperback, 1926-1969,” Book History v. 19, no. 1 (2016): 349-83.

Garcia-Vicente, Florencia, Daniel D. Garcia-Swartz, and Martin Campbell-Kelly.  “The History, Geography, and Economics of America’s Early Computer Clusters, Part 2: Explanations,” Information & Culture v. 51, no. 4 (2016): 445-78.

Golia, Julie A.  “Courting Women, Courting Advertisers: The Woman's Page and the Transformation of the American Newspaper, 1895–1935,” Journal of American History 103 (December 2016): 606-628.

Goedeken, Edward A.  “Being Part of the Conversation: The Most Cited Articles in Library History and Library & Information History, 1967–2015,” Library & Information History v. 33, no.1 (2017): 3-8.

Goodman, Seymour E.  “Information Flows and Field Armies,” in Barton C. Hacker, ed. Astride Two Worlds: Technology and the American Civil War (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2016), pp. 87-114.

Griswold, Wendy.  American Guides: The Federal Writers’ Project and the Casting of American Culture (Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2016) 361 pp. $105.00 ISBN 978-0-226-35766-9.

Hardy, J. Elaine and Peggy Chambliss.  “The Georgia Public Library Service and Georgia's Public Libraries: A Timeline of Important Events in Georgia Public Library History,” Georgia Library Quarterly 53 (Fall 2016): 15-30.

Highland, Kristen Doyle.  “In the Bookstore: The Houses of Appleton and Book Cultures in Antebellum New York City,” Book History v. 19, no. 1 (2016): 214-55.

Lehning, James R.  “Technological Innovation, Commercialization, and Regional Development: Computer Graphics in Utah, 1965-1978,” Information & Culture v. 51, no. 4 (2016): 479-99.

Ritzenthaler, Mary Lynn and Catherine Nicholson.  “The Declaration of Independence and the Hand of Time,” Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives and Records Administration 48 (Fall 2016): 46-58.

Rock, Paul.  “A Brief History of Record Management at the National Archives,” Legal Information Management 16 (June 2016): 60-64.

Rubery, Matthew.  The Untold Story of the Talking Book (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016) 369 pp. $30.00 ISBN 978-0-674-5454-41.

Senchyne, Jonathan.  “Paper Nationalism: Material Textuality and Communal Affiliation in Early America,” Book History v. 19, no.1 (2016): 66-85.

Sorce, Christian.  “Réflexions sur l'histoire des bibliothèques publiques en France et aux États-Unis,” Italian Journal of Library & Information Science 8 (January 2017): 127-38.

Spencer, Brett.  “The Book and the Rocket: The Symbiotic Relationship between American Public Libraries and the Space Program, 1950-2015,” Information & Culture v. 51, no. 4 (2016): 550-82.

Sroka, Marek. “A Book Never Dies: The American Library Association and the Cultural Reconstruction of Czechoslovak and Polish Libraries, 1945–1948,” Library & Information History v. 33, no. 1 (2017): 19-34.

Winkler, Jonathan Reed.  “Blurred Lines: National Security and the Civil-Military Struggle for Control of Telecommunications Policy during World War II,” Information & Culture v. 51, no. 4 (2016): 500-31.

Yang, Yang.  The Sage in the Cathedral of Books: The Distinguished Chinese American Library Professional Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee trans. by Ying Zhang (Athens, OH: Ohio University Special Publications, 2016) 345 pp. $40.00 ISBN 978-0-9667644-8-2.





Calvi, Pablo.  “The Trial of Francisco Bilbao and its Role in the Foundation of Latin American Journalism,” Information & Culture v. 51, no. 4 (2016): 532-49.




Bruni, Flavia and Andrew Pettegree, eds. Lost Books: Reconstructing the Print World of Pre-Industrial Europe [Library of the Written Word, no. 46.] (Leiden: Brill. 2016) 483 pp. $200.00 ISBN 978-90-04-3118-1.

Cevolini, Alberto.  Forgetting Machines: Knowledge Management Evolution in Early Modern Europe (Leiden: Brill, 2016) 389 pp. $150.00 ISBN 978-9-00427846-2.

Düsterhaus, Donatus E.  “Die Bibliothèque Nationale et Universitaire de Strasbourg (BNU) nach der Wiedereröffnung: Modernisierte Organisationsform in einem Neuen Alten Bibliotheksbau,” Bibliothek Forschung und Praxis 40 (December 2016): 476-88.

Flannery, Mary C. and Carrie Griffin, eds.  Spaces for Reading in Later Medieval England (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) 215 pp. $100.00 ISBN 978-1-1374-286-15.

Fleckner, Uwe and Peter Mack.  The Afterlife of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg: The Emigration and the Early Years of the Warburg Institute in London (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2015) $50.00 ISBN 250 pp. ISBN 978-3-11-043830-7.

Harris, Katherine D. Forget Me Not: The Rise of the British Literary Annual, 1823 –1835 (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2015) 395 pp., $70.00 ISBN: 978-0-8214-2136-9.

Hendel, Richard.  “George Mackie, RDI: Profile of an Influential University Press Book Designer,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing 48 (October 2016): 40-52.

Kleineke, Hannes.  “The Library of John Veysy (d. 1492), Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and Rector of St James, Garlickhy, London,” The Library v. 17, no. 4 (2016): 399-423.

Lewy, Guenter.  Harmful and Undesirable: Book Censorship in Nazi Germany (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016)268 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-0-19-0275-28-0.

Marcus, Hannah.  “Bibliography and Book Bureaucracy: Reading Licenses and the Circulation of Prohibited Books in Counter-Reformation Italy,” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 110 (December 2016): 433-57.

Michel, Alain P.  “Out of Control: Telephone Networks, Visual Documents, and Management of Business Conversations at Renault, 1911-1939,” Information & Culture v. 51, no. 4 (2016): 583-610.

Moore, Caitlin and Lyn Robinson.  “The Monty Hyams Archive: A New Resource for the Information History of the Late Twentieth Century,” Journal of Documentation v. 73, no. 2 (2017): 357-67.

O'Neill, Helen.  “John Stuart Mill and the London Library,” Book History v. 19, no. 1 (2016): 256-83.

Patten, Robert L.  “The New Cultural Marketplace: Victorian Publishing and Reading Practices,” in Juliet John, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 481-506.

Rooney, Paul Raphael.  Media and Print Culture Consumption in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Victorian Reading Experience (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) 241 pp. $100.00 ISBN 978-1-1375-87-602.

Rydell, Anders.  Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe’s Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance trans. by Henning Koch  (New York: Viking, 2017) 352 pp. $28.00 ISBN 978-0-7352-212-22.

Schlomb, Corinna.  “A Cost-Saving Machine: Computing at the German Allianz Insurance Company,” Information & Culture v. 52, no. 1 (2017): 41-63.

Simpson, John.  The Word Detective: Searching for the Meaning of it All at the Oxford English Dictionary: A Memoir (New York: Basic Books, 2016) 364 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-0465-0606-96.

Smith, Emma.  Shakespeare’s First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) 379 pp. $30.00 ISBN 978-0-19-875436-7.

Verweij, Sebastiaan.  The Literary Culture of Early Modern Scotland: Manuscript Production and Transmission, 1560-1625 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) 336 pp. $80.00 ISBN 978-0-19-875729-0.

Wilkinson, Hazel.  “Benjamin Franklin’s London Printing, 1725-1726,” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 110 (June 2016): 139-80.




Harris, Lindsay.  “South Australian Hospital Libraries, 1956-1980: An Incomplete History,” Australian Library Journal 65 (May 2016): 92-106.

Hirschler, Konrad.  Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016) 525 pp. $110.00 ISBN 978-1-4744-0877-6.
Kerr, Donald Jackson.  Hocken: Prince of Collectors (Dunedin, New Zealand, Otago University Press, 2015) 424 pp.  $50.00 ISBN 978-1-8775-78-663

Krätli, Graziano.  “Between Quandary and Squander: A Brief and Biased Inquiry into the Preservation of West African Arabic Manuscripts,” Book History v. 19, no. 1 (2016): 399-431.

Luyt, Brendan.  “Narratives, Shifting Cultivation, and Knowledge Projects in the Philippines, 1901–1941: A Cautionary Tale,” Library & Information History v. 33, no. 1 (2017): 35-54.

Nuwayri, Ahmad Ibn ‘Abd Al-Wahhab.  Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition: A Compendium of Knowledge from the Classical Islamic World edited and translated by Elias Muhanna (New York: Penguin, 2016) 318 pp. $18.00 ISBN 978-0-143-107-48-4.  [Abridged version of 14th century 33 volume set]

Staikos, Konstantinos Sp.  Aristotle’s Library: The Most Important Collection of Books Ever Formed (New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2016) 336 pp. $65.00 ISBN 978-1-5845-634-19.

Toland, Janet and Pak Yoong.  “Using Historical Methods to Explore the Contribution of Information Technology to Regional Development in New Zealand,” Information & Culture v. 52, no. 1 (2017): 85-113.

Xie, Jingzhen and Laura Reilly. “The Octagonal Pavilion Library of Macao: A Study in Uniqueness,” Information & Culture v. 52, no. 1 (2017): 114-37.






Barker, Nicolas.  Visible Voices: Translating Verse into Script & Print, 3000 B.C.-A.D. 2000 (Manchester, England: Carcanet Press LTD., 2016) 179 pp. $50.00 ISBN 978-1-84777-212-1.

Clemons, G. Scott and H. George Fletcher.  Aldus Manutius: A Legacy More Lasting than Bronze (New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2016) 351 pp. $95.00 ISBN 978-1-60583-061-2.

Connolly, James J., et al., eds.  Print Culture Histories Beyond the Metropolis (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016) 437 pp. $90.00 ISBN 978-1-4426-5062-6.  [Part of Studies in Book and Print Culture series, and contains essays by the Zborays and also essays stemming from the Muncie, Indiana research by Felsenstein and others]

Feinberg, Melanie. “Reading Databases: Slow Information Interactions beyond the Retrieval Paradigm,” Journal of Documentation v. 73, no. 2 (2017): 336-56.

Fuller, Randall.  The Book that Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation (New York: Viking, 2017) 294 pp. $27.00 ISBN 978-0-525-428-33-6.

Gilliver, Peter.  The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) 625 pp. $65.00 ISBN 978-0-19-928362-0.

Godburn, Mark R.  Nineteenth-Century Dust-Jackets (New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2016) 216 pp. $75.00 ISBN 978-1-5845-634-71.

Hammill, Faye and Mark Hussey.  Modernism’s Print Culture (London: Bloomsbury, 2016) 220 pp.  $94.00 ISBN978-14725-7326-1.

Houghton, H. A. G.  The Latin New Testament: A Guide to its Early History, Texts, and Manuscripts (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) 366 pp.  $40.00 ISBN 978-0-19-874473-3.

Laemmli, Whitney E. “Paper Dancers: Art as Information in Twentieth-Century America,” Information & Culture v. 52, no. 1 (2017): 1-30.

Loxley, Simon.  Type is Beautiful: The Story of Fifty Remarkable Fonts (Oxford: Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, 2016) 262 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-1-85124-431-7.

Luck, Sarah Elizabeth, et al. “The Book: Production and Participation,” Library Review v. 65, no. 1/2 (2016): 2-19.

Neavill, Gordon B. “The Illustrated Modern Library Series,” Printing History Issue 20 (July 2016): 29-42.

Panayotova, Stella, ed.  Colour: The Art & Science of Illuminated Manuscripts (London: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2016) 420 pp. $98.00 ISBN 978-1-909400-56-6.

Sarokin, David and Jay Schulkin.  Missed Information: Better Information for a Wealthier, Fairer, and More Sustainable World (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2016) 251 pp.  $30.00 ISBN 978-0-262-03492-0.

Thoburn, Nicholas.  Anti-Book: On the Art and Politics of Radical Publishing (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2016) 372 pp. $40.00 ISBN 978-0-8166-9999-5.



Buschman, John.  “Once More unto the Breach: Overcoming Epistemology and Librarianship’s de facto Deweyan Pragmatism,” Journal of Documentation v. 73, no. 2 (2017): 210-223.

Carrión, Jorge.  Bookshops [translated by Peter Bush] (London: Maclehose Press, 2016) 304 pp. $22.00 ISBN 978-0-85705-444-9.

Gallagher, Winifred.  How the Post Office Created America: A History (New York: Penguin Press, 2016) 326 pp. $28.00 ISBN 978-0-399-564-0-31.

Shaw, Tate.  Blurred Library: Essays on Artists’ Books (Victoria, TX: Cuneiform Press, 2016) 208 pp. $24.00 ISBN 978-0-9860040-6-3.

Springer, Anna-Sophie and Etienne Turpin.  Fantasies of the Library (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2016) 147 pp. $25.00 ISBN 978-0-262-03520-0.

Suominen, Vesa.  About and on Behalf of Scriptum Est: The Literary, Bibliographic, and Educational Rationality Sui Generis of the Library and Librarianship on Top of What Literature Has Produced (Oulu, Finland: University of Oulu, 2016) 379 pp. ISBN 978-9-5262-12-296.

“The Tradition of Library Catalogs,” Library Technology Reports 52 (July 2016): 15-19.

Trubek, Anne.  The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting (New York: Bloomsbury, 2016) 176 pp. $26.00 ISBN 978-1-62040-215-3.